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West German p226

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Armedleprechaun, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. I've always wanted a Sig 226. I was just wondering if this was worth it. It will be for range work home defense, and occasional carry. Or, am I better off buynig new? He is a local dealer who I can work with directly. $750 OTD. Thoughts?
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2012
  2. 12131

    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

    Nov 17, 2006
    God's Country (Texas)
    Sounds like it's a CPO gun, with a refinishing job. Who knows what it was like prior to the work. $750 is a little steep.

  3. TalkToTheGlock

    TalkToTheGlock Zombie Hunter

    Sep 26, 2009
    750 is a little steep. I bought all four of mine for 550 or less in near mint condition. I got three of them at Cabelas used section for 425 and my fourth one which is a collectors piece imported by Interarms I paid 550 for on gunbroker in mint condition with box, papers, target, etc.

    I would keep looking. If you need a shooter check out Sarco. They have nice used ones for 300-400 surplus.

  4. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    Feb 28, 2001
    $750 is way too high, keep looking and you should easily find a very nice one for $600 or less.
  5. Kimura


    Oct 17, 2011
    That price is a little high. I have a late 90s German P226 with front trit sight and about 1000 rounds through it and if I were going to sell it, I wouldn't expect to get more than about $600.00 for it. I think for one in good condition, expect to pay about that. The other thing is that if you buy an LE trade in gun, remember there's always shipping to consider and new springs. If you can change them yourself on a Sig, the cost of the springs themselves isn't that much. But if you can't, remember there's the cost of paying someone to do it. IMHO, for a used gun, it's always a good idea to replace the springs. Hope that is helpful.
  6. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    Feb 28, 2001
    If it were me I would look for a LE trade in, should be able to find one for $400-450. I was never really into worrying too much about finish wear, I know some people are though.
  7. got2hav1


    Apr 9, 2010
    Eastern NC
    I just recently ran across a CPO P226 with 5 magazines for 650.00. Had I been in the market for P226 I would have scooped that one up!
  8. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    I agree that $750 is high, even for a CPO. I paid $799 for my brand new P220 two years ago.

    I always take up for the US made Sigs because I have three that have all been awesome guns. However, that is not for lack of love of the older German made guns.

    Try Summit Gun Broker, they are currently out of CPO's but should get some in pretty quick. They run around $550, which is a good price. The CPO's are a great value.

    Good luck, the 226 is a great gun.
  9. heyyouduh


    Apr 2, 2011
    too high imo. I got a brand new E2 P226 with Sig nite sites off gunbroker for <$700 shipped... granted I got lucky cos the auction ended late at night, but if you'r enot in a hurry better deals definitely can be found.
  10. 257 roberts

    257 roberts

    Mar 18, 2012
    I've got a 1991 model,great guns but you can find them cheaper.
  11. Aurora


    Jul 29, 2003
    $750 is way too much. I got a dead mint, early 90's P226 for $640.00 - with the box and everything.

    Fantastic gun, though. You'll like it if you decide to add one to the collection.